We already know that the 23 68,500 base price of the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor makes it twice as expensive as the Base 4-Door Bronco and requires an additional $ 20,000 compared to the Bronco Wildtrack. But judging by the public economy statistics, the purchase price does not seem to be the end of the cost for Raptor buyers.
Bronco fans Bronco 6G The forum recently saw a window sticker for one of the hot new Ford trucks, revealing that the high-performance Raptor was rated at just 15 mpg City, 16 mpg Highway, and 15 mpg overall. This compares to a 20/22/21 mpg rating for the 2.3-liter four-cylinder Bronco in entry level trim.
But to be fair to Raptor, that’s not really the whole story. Order your 2.3 Bronco in Trail-loving Badlands trim via manual transmission and those numbers drop to 16/18/17 mpg, which is actually worse than the 17/18/17 mpg stats responsible for the 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost Badlands. 10-speed automatic option.
So maybe the Raptor’s 15 mpg overall rating, the way gas prices have risen over the last year, is rarely welcomed, it’s not as bad as it first appears. And you can at least get a big jump in performance for your small jump in the economy. The 2.3-liter Bronco produces 300 hp (304 PS), and 2.7 330 hp (335 PS), while Ford says it’s aiming for more than 400 hp (406 PS) for the Raptor, courtesy of a solid iron-block 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6.
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Power is transmitted to the road through a 10-speed gearbox, similar to the F-150 Raptor and Ranger Raptor. The four-wheel drive system will feature seven different “GOAT” modes for off-road exploration, including a Baja mode that enables a turbo anti-lag system designed for the “High-Speed Desert Run”.
On Raptor’s Economy Statistics Response Bronco 6G The forum looked mixed. Some have joked about the bad times of buying a thirsty car when gas has risen above $ 6 per gallon in some states, and highlighted how the figure of estimated annual fuel consumption of $ 2,350 is out of touch, as it is based on $ 2.35 a gallon.
But others claim they’re not worried because their existing Broncos have already outperformed official mpg figures, while another group says it simply doesn’t pay attention: when your car’s rear catalog includes classic muscle cars and big-block trucks that are nearby. Back to the single-digit economy, the Prius region is about 15 mpg.
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